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Dead Rising 3 producer: fans should stop ‘freaking out’ about frame rates

Wednesday, 25th September 2013 13:01 GMT By Dave Owen

For months now many who are eagerly awaiting Capcom’s Dead Rising 3 have been voicing concerns about the game’s frame rate. This is the result of footage that emerged from Gamescom, which was running at a low frame-rate. Capcom Vancouver’s Mike Jones has spoken out about the issue.

He spoke to Capsule Computers to assert that “We’re still optimising it. It’s not finished.

“That’s the last thing you do, once it’s complete and you have all the world built, all the missions built and everything in there, then you start optimising, Then you start getting the frame rate up there, getting the performance up there.

“People have noticed, I’ve seen articles hit the web just last week when we were at Tokyo Game Show, from our Gamescom build to our Tokyo Game Show build. It is similar content, and a similar area of the world so people who saw it at Gamescom and saw it at Tokyo Game Show were like ‘oh shit they weren’t lying, they actually did optimise everything, and the framerate is totally solid now’, and we’re like ‘See? We’re not done, we’re still working on it! Give us a break, there’s two more months till we come out! We’re human beings too! We have feelings too!’”

Jones insists that the game is looking better than anyone outside of the studio has seen. “Listen to me when I tell you that we’re still working on it. That build is weeks old, and we have guys in Vancouver RIGHT NOW who are staying up until 3am to solve that problem. We are also working on new hardware, with a new SDK, as a day one launch title; a lot of people don’t understand the balance in this.

“We re-wrote our entire engine for Xbox One, and then we were getting new development shit, and new information about the hardware, and we were working with Microsoft trying to optimize everything and it is insane what our development team has been able to do. We’ve just been thrilled working with Microsoft and how our team has risen to the challenge to make the biggest, most ambitious Dead Rising yet.”

Dead Rising 3 is an Xbox One exclusive launch title.

Thanks, CVG.

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  1. TheBlackHole

    the game looks great, but if it had local co-op it would be a thousand times better.

    #1 7 months ago
  2. Keivz

    Haters are gonna hate. I appreciate the feeling of staying up ’til 3 to get your work done, so I sympathize. But studios need to understand that poor framerates are not, and never will be acceptable. But so long as their final product delivers, it should be no problem shrugging off those early detractors.

    #2 7 months ago
  3. VibraniumSpork

    PS Fanboys: http://cdn.arwrath.com/1/115242.gif

    Still, it’ll be him for the long jump into the shit pit if this thing’s screen-tearing and juddering all over the place come launch day.

    #3 7 months ago
  4. Eregol

    I thought that everyone was uppity over the fact it was going to be 30FPS even after optimisation?

    #4 7 months ago
  5. Max Payne

    @4 No because it wasn’t even solid 30fps.

    #5 7 months ago
  6. xxJPRACERxx

    It seems poor frame rate is not affecting GTA V sales…

    #6 7 months ago
  7. VibraniumSpork

    @6 That might be because it’s running on systems that are nearly a decade old. I think you’d be entitled to be a l’il angry/disappointed if your brand new £430 console was still pushing out chugging games on the day of release. Jus’ sayin’.

    #7 7 months ago
  8. Llewelyn_MT

    First Ryse, now this. Failbox One.

    #8 7 months ago
  9. torjs99

    xboners buy it! its your money you’re wasting.

    #9 7 months ago
  10. Ekona

    I’m looking forward to it, looks great fun.

    #10 7 months ago
  11. Arcnail

    One can appreciate the issue here. Clearly you want to show off your game, but with the net now people will jump on ANYTHING not perfect, even if they know it’s still in development.

    This is regardless of any console.

    Seeing there are a couple ps4 fan boys in here though..

    http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/08/23/gamescom-battlefield-4s-graphics-lacking-on-ps4

    Does this mean that BF4 is going to be crap on the PS4. No. Game. Isn’t. Done. Yet.

    #11 7 months ago
  12. bobnice

    The dr3 producer should realize by now that the internet freaks out about anything and everything. What the internet should do is get out of the house every once in a while and realize there are much kore serious things in life worth freaking out about over video games.

    #12 7 months ago
  13. DuckOfDestiny

    Please, anybody that has bought a game in the past 5-7 years knows optimization and bug testing is done after release.

    #13 7 months ago